Posts Tagged Senate

Sotto sees 2021 National Budget ready before the year ends

Marje Pelayo   •   October 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Vicente Sotto III is confident that the 2021 National Budget will be ready for the signing of President Rodrigo Duterte before the end of the...

House to transmit 2021 budget to Senate ahead of Oct. 28 deadline – Velasco

Robie de Guzman   •   October 27, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives is set to transmit to the Senate its version of the P4.506-trillion proposed 2021 national budget, a day before the promised date of...

Senate OKs bill granting President special powers vs red-tape

Robie de Guzman   •   October 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to grant the President the authority to expedite the processing and issuance of national and...

Senate approves proposed franchise for construction of New Manila International Airport in Bulacan

Marje Pelayo   •   October 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate of the Philippines on Monday (October 12) approved on third and final reading the franchise bill seeking the construction of the New Manila International Airport...

Senate calls for suspension of online banking transfer fees amid COVID-19 pandemic

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 2, 2020

Several senators have called for a suspension of service fees for online banking transactions amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Senate Committee on Finance Chairman Sonny Angara said each peso...

Senate Committees approve proposal to increase statutory rape age to 16

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 1, 2020

The Senate Committees have approved the proposal to increase the statutory rape age to 16. The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights and the Senate Committee on Women, Children,...

Senate recommends forming committee to look into PhilHealth funds

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 4, 2020

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon is recommending the formation of a committee that will look into the funds of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). The Senator laments that even...

Senate probe will push through as PhilHealth chief requests for leave — Sotto

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 10, 2020

Senate President Vicente ‘Tito’ Sotto assured that the probe on the alleged corruption in the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) will push through amid the request of its president, Ricardo...

Senate probe on PhilHealth issues to push through despite 2-week lockdown — Sotto

Robie de Guzman   •   August 3, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Monday said that the scheduled investigation into allegations of “widespread corruption” in the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) will still push...

Senate opens 2nd regular session of 18th Congress

Robie de Guzman   •   July 27, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Monday, July 27 opened its second regular session of the 18th Congress ahead of President Rodrigo Duterte’s fifth State of the Nation Address set...

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